ITE-CIHT Joint Podcast on Health and Transportation

This episode features Lucy Saunders, Public Health Specialist, Transport & Public Realm with the Greater London Authority and Transport for London, and Dale Bracewell, Manager of Transportation Planning with the City of Vancouver, BC, Canada, speaking about implementing health and transportation initiatives in their respective cities. ITE and the Chartered Institution of Highways & Transportation (CIHT) partnered on this podcast with joint moderation by Bernie Wagenblast and CIHT’s Justin Ward.

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PRT, the Often Overlooked Automated Vehicle System

Over the past few years you can barely open a newspaper or watch a newscast and not hear automated and autonomous vehicles mentioned. One form of automated vehicles have been carrying passengers since 1975. West Virginia University‘s personal rapid transit system connects three campuses and downtown Morgantown. New systems are being developed elsewhere in the world, primarily in Asia and the Middle East. Peter Muller is the president of the Advanced Transit Association, as well as his own  firm, PRT Consulting. In this Transportation Radio interview we discuss PRT, where it is and where he sees it going.

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Profile: Rhode Island DOT

The Rhode Island Department of Transportation may have the smallest territory to cover of any state DOT, but there’s quite a few transportation facilities packed into that area. The Main Street of the east coast, I-95, carries millions of travelers, both locally and interstate. Amtrak’s busiest line, the Northeast Corridor runs through the state, connecting Connecticut and Massachusetts. In addition there are ports, ferries, a major airport, and commuter buses and trains. Peter Alviti is RIDOT’s director, and he spoke with Transportation Radio about his agency as part of our profile of state DOTs.

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Ferry Safety and Technology Conference Returns to New York City in May

For the third year in a row, the Ferry Safety and Technology Conference will take place in Manhattan. This year’s event is May 11 and 12. The conference is presented by the Worldwide Ferry Safety Association and brings maritime experts together to discuss ways to improve ferry service safety and efficiency. Dr. Roberta Weisbrod is the executive director of the association and she spoke with Transportation Radio about the conference and her organization.

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Profile: Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities

When it comes to extremes, no department of transportation in the United States comes close to what the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities has to deal with. From the coldest weather in the US to the highest mountain in North America, Alaska presents a unique set of challenges. Marc Luiken is the commissioner of Alaska DOT&PF and in the third episode of Transportation Radio‘s profiles of state DOTs, Commissioner Luiken talked about the agency he leads.

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